Nik Peachey: Verification Handbook

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Nik Peachey

Nik Peachey

Although this was written for journalists, I think it has some really valuable insights for educators and students when it comes to verifying the authenticity of information. Excellent stuff. A MUST read.

Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.

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Feb 5

Ben Benavides: Exploring Social Media Web Sites: A Guide for the Open Source Analyst

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PDF (32 Pages): Ben Benavides Social Web Sites A Guide

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Jan 17

2015 Ben Benavides OSINT 2ool Kit On The Go Bag (Bag O’Tradecraft)

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2015 is in!

PDF (249 Pages): 2015 OSINT Tool Kit

Ben Benavides is one of a handful of master OSINT trainers, along with Ran Hock and Arno Reuser.

See Past Versions Below.

2014 Version Now Posted — May 2014

PDF (236 Pages): 2014 OSINT 2ool Kit On The Go (Bag O’ Tradecraft)

This is the 2013 version, at 216 pages, all past versions including Links Directories are supplanted by this single consolidated annual work.  We have kept Ben’s work on this page to honor the popularity score this entry has gained over time.

PDF (216 Pages):  2013-07-11 OSINT 2ool Kit On The Go (Bag O’ Tradecraft)

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT): What It Is and What It Isn’t
How To Use Open Source Intelligence
OSINT Tools: The Foundation for Social-engineering and Phishing Attacks
Intelligence Gathering
Tactical and Strategic Intelligence
Components of Strategic Intelligence
The Intelligence Community
The Intelligence Cycle
Open Source Intelligence Cycle
MiningThe Internet For Intelligence
Key Army Access Sites
Must Haves References
– Core Open Source Intelligence Documents & Guides
– MI Officer Students
– Global Incidents (interactive maps)
Access by Topic
911 Final Report
Al Qaeda/Taliban
Ammunition Plants and Depots
Area/International Codes
Armies Of The World
Banking & Finance
Blogs and World Blogs
Bomb Threat Stand-Off Distances
CAMS Around the World
Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL)
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Collective Intelligence
Computer Forensics
Counterintelligence And Espionage
Country Links/Studies
Crime & Justice
Cryptome (controversial site but has good information)
Critical Thinking
Cultural Intelligence
Cyber & Information Warfare
Databases (Some Searchable)
Datamining Tools
Demographics & Religion (See Also Religion)
Denial and Deception
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Justice
Department of The Treasury
Directories of the World
Domain Name Servers
Drugs and Terrorism, Drug Cartels, And Criminal Organizations
Drug Smuggling Techniques
Mexican Drug Cartels Reach Into The U.S.
Drug Cartels Moving Into The U.S.
E-Mail Lookups
Embassies of the World
Federal Government
Fusion Centers
Gangs (includes gangs in the Military)
Global Incidents Interactive Maps
Global Threats/Conflict
Google Hacks And Others
Hate Groups on The Internet
Homeland Security (See Also Department of Homeland Security)
Human Trafficking
Identity Theft
Image, Audio, Video Finder
Information Dominance/Operations
Improvised Explosive Devices
Intelligence Resources
International Intelligence Agencies
Internet Privacy and Security
Iranian Military
Iraninan Websites
Islam/Islamic Websites
Islamic Heraldry
Language Training
Language/Web Site Translators Online (In Other Words)
Law Enforcement Support
Lessons Learned
Library Resources
Link Analysis Tools/Software
Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities
Lone Wolves
Major Commands (MACOMS)
Mapping and Related Material
Marine Corps
Medical Intelligence
Military Magazines
Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT)
Missile Threat
Muslim Brotherhood
National/International Most Wanted WEB Sites
National and International Resources
National Security Agency
Newspapers Around The World
Nongovernment Organizations (NGOs)
North Korean Military
Nuclear Power Plants and WMD Series (Cryptome)
Nuclear Reactors and Storage
Nuclear Terrorism
Online Services
Open Source Center (formerly the Foreign Broadcast Information Service)
OSINT Support
OSINT Training
OSINT Exploitation and The Criminal Threat
Open Source Software
Organized Crime
People Finder
Ports Worldwide
Propaganda (anti-U.S.)
Public Data On Sex Offenders
Public Intelligence
Reference/Research Tools
Religions (see Also Demographics & Religions)
Resources For Online Investigators
Satellite and Space Views (real time)
Search Engines & Meta Search Engines (Includes Deep Web)
Secret Armies
Secure Email
Shopping Malls
Social Engineering
Social Networking
Software For The Open Source Analyst includes Visualization Software
Steganography and Terrorists
Suicide Bombers
Suicide Bomber Profile
Suspicious Behavior Could Indicate Terror Plotting
Suspicious Packages
Technology Theft/Transfer
Terrorism News
Terrorism Funding
Terrorist Targets
Terrorist Websites
The Deep Web
Tools For Communication Security
Training Resources
Water Conflict
Weapons Around The Globe
Weapons of Mass Destruction
World News Network Sitemap (make this your first stop)

2012:  OSINT 2ool Kit OnThe Go (Bag O’ Tradecraft)

2010:  Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Link Directory

2009:  Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Link Directory

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Sep 13

Reference: Data Journalism Handbook

Data Journalism Handbook

The Data Journalism Handbook is a free open source reference book for anyone interested in the emerging field of data journalism.

It was born at a 48 hour workshop at MozFest 2011 in London. It subsequently spilled over into an international, collaborative effort involving dozens of data journalism’s leading advocates and best practitioners – including from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the BBC, the Chicago Tribune, Deutsche Welle, the Guardian, the Financial Times, Helsingin Sanomat, La Nacion, the New York Times, ProPublica, the Washington Post, the Texas Tribune, Verdens Gang, Wales Online, Zeit Online and many others.

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Jul 24

Reference: The Open Data Handbook

The Open Data Handbook

This handbook introduces you to the legal, social and technical aspects of open data. It can be used by anyone but is especially useful for those working with government data. It discusses the why, what and how of open data – why to go open, what open is, and the how to do open.

An Open Knowledge Foundation project.

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Jul 24